Austrian Went Yodeling

Lyrics Oh an Austrian went yodeling on a mountain so high, When along came an avalanche interrupting his cry: Yolay hee: Yodelay hee hoo, oh yodelay hee hoo, (shh shh) Yodelay hee hoo, oh yodelay hee hoo, (shh shh) Yodelay hee …

Unpitched Percussion Orff Icons

Visuals (available for download below) Available on this page: In a Dark Dark Wood See also orchestra visuals percussion family Extras for Plus Members Printable & Digital Unpitched Percussion Cards – large & small sizes

Chorus Sign Up Sheets

My 4th & 5th grade Chorus meets once a week during mid-day recess. We have two sessions: Sept – Dec and Jan – Apr. We just started our second session, and these are the sign up sheets I use.     …

Preparing an Elementary Concert / Program

When you start a new music teaching job, you might get very little direction about what to do about your concerts, except what the dates are. Here are some things to consider: 1. First things first. Check if date has …

3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Music Programs

These can be adapted for different grade levels.                               See also 1st & 2nd grade program ideas Programs Choral resources

1st & 2nd Grade Music Programs

These can be adapted for different grade levels.                                  See also 3rd, 4th, 5th grade program ideas Programs Choral resources

Jimmy Crack Corn

This song has roots in oppression. More info Blackface minstrel songs Minstrel show article article Taking Racist Songs Out of Music Education Find different songs        

1st Grade Assessment: Up / Down Melody Quiz

  Idea – Use this Glockenspiel Coloring Sheet to help prepare the students for the assessment.   See also 1st Grade Rhythm Assessments High & Low / Up & Down Resources Extras for Plus Members Melody Up/Down Assessment & Glockenspiel Coloring …

Invented (Homemade) Instruments

This unit is one of my all-time favorites. In fact, it’s the only unit I have taught every single year of my career. Lessons preceding this Unit: Orchestra Review & Ethnomusicology Lesson 1 Explain the Invented Instrument assignment and show …

Folk Songs

Carl Orff, the great music educator, said “Music is chosen with strong nationalistic flavor, being related to folk songs and music of the child’s own heritage.” (“The Orff Approach to Music Education” By Gloria Day) I would rather teach folk …

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